View Full Version : Question How to Understand Icons and Unread Posts

09-27-2010, 09:49 AM
I must be missing something with the icon legend corresponding to the envelopes next to post. I am looking at post and threads I know I have not viewed recently but the icon indicates that the thread has no unread posts.

Example: If I read all the posts in a thread at 10:15 pm on Thursday and log in on Friday and there is a new post at 6:15 am the icon shows it as no unread posts.

Is there something I am missing? Is it marked as read based on my reading a thread or just my refresh of a page? or something else?


09-27-2010, 12:20 PM
There is no real message tracking in any of the boards that are out there. Some of them get it very close to perfect but there is always a margin of error.

Now a pure message tracking (read unread messages) will be extremely taxing to the forum's database, especially with the size of the forum that we have.

What usually helps is:

- When you want to leave the forum, you log out. This way the system knows that the minute you log out, everything new that comes in will be new.
- Use the 'New' button at the top toolbar. That gives you all the new posts.

It is not perfect and sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.

09-28-2010, 11:59 AM
Thank You!